I'd go with the 4G 4-core server. If you're running apache and a sensible
OS, the extra cores can be helpful. So, unless you know you have a need for
very large key buffers, 4G should leave the OS plenty for FS cache.
Not that I actually have a clue. I really just wanted to be the first to
answer the original question.
On 4/21/10 11:17 AM, "shamubro@stripped" <shamubro@stripped> wrote:
> OK, let's get back to the original question. for a database like mine
> (1.5GB), will 4GB or 8GB RAM make any difference performance wise?
> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 10:04 AM, Johan Gant <Johan.Gant@stripped>wrote:
>> I guess this is a DB list, but I strongly disagree with Johan's suggestion
>> to avoid using Views or Taxonomy. The advantages far outweigh the
>> disadvantages in most cases.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: vegivamp@stripped [mailto:vegivamp@stripped] On Behalf Of Johan De
>> Sent: 21 April 2010 15:44
>> To: shamubro@stripped
>> Cc: mysql@stripped
>> Subject: Re: More CPU or More RAM?
>> Switch CMSes, you'll be better off. I have the pain of running Drupal, too.
>> Your DB host is probably good enough, unless you're doing insane amounts of
>> page views. What you need is Drupal optimisations. Here's just a few:
>> - drupal keeps both it's sessions and cache in the DB. Change to memcache
>> - the views module is horrible. Get rid of it and write your own queries
>> - for pete's sake don't turn on the watchdog module, especially on debug.
>> That, too goes in your db
>> - avoid taxonomy - it does evil hiearchical queries
>> et cetera ad nauseam :-)
>> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 4:31 PM, shamubro@stripped <shamubro@stripped
>>> I have a 1.5G database which feeds a CMS web application (Drupal).
>>> Right now I am hosting it with a 1.5G RAM VPS and I feel it is too slow.
>>> and CPU are high. So I am planning to upgrade it to a dedicated serer.
>>> Here are two choice of my server:
>>> 1. Intel Pentium G6950 (Dual Core), 2xSATA Drive (no RAID), 8G RAM
>>> 2. Intel Xeon X3210 (Quad Core), 2XSATA drive (no RAID), 4G RAM.
>>> I know the best way to do this is to benchmark the two servers, but I
>>> do that, can only pick one. Could anyone of you tell me which one is
>>> for higher MySQL performance, based on your experience?
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